UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Greece

Feb 19, 2024 | News and Media

United Nations High Commissioner for the Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi was in Greece on an official visit (February 19). While in Athens, the High Commissioner was welcomed by the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Giorgos Gerapetritis and together they signed a Host Country Agreement on behalf of the Hellenic Republic and the United Nations High Commission for the Refugees (UNHCR) respectively. The Agreement aims at regulating the operation status of the Office of the UNHCR Agency in Greece. A global organisation dedicated to saving lives and protecting the rights of refugees, the UN Refugee Agency was established in 1950 and has been active in Greece for 72 years.

Following the signing ceremony, the Greek Minister had the pleasure of guiding the High Commissioner through a special exhibition held jointly by the UNHCR and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the Ministry’s premises, showcasing archival material from the years 1947-1963, a period signaling the commencement of the cooperation between Greece and the UN High Commission.

More about the exhibition and the Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: The Beginnings of the Cooperation between Greece and the UN High Commission for Refugees: A Joint Exhibition of Archival Material from the Early Years of their Common Journey (1947-1963)

More about UNHCR Greece: https://www.unhcr.org/gr